We made it, y’all. It is officially the best time of the year: Libra season.
We got through fake fall, and while we still have a few hot days left, September 23 marked the fall equinox and start of the season of scales. I am on the hunt for the perfect boots to celebrate. I have a fuzzy memory of sangría-colored cowgirl boots—embroidered, round toe, with a little height in the heel. Please drop links in the comments if you see them.
In honor of this most sacred time, we wanted to give you a snapshot of what this Libra season looks like in the world of Team Tressie. This month, I wrote about pandemic empathy and greening up our lives, participated in The Root Institute with the lovely Maiysha Kai, and today I’m giving a talk at Princeton on The Hustle Economy. It was a great start to the season and there is more in the works.
First, I’m participating in a special event with Kelly Corrigan and Kate Bowler happening live in Durham at the Carolina Theatre on October 12th. Kelly and I talked money on her podcast last month, and the conversation was so fun, we wanted to have another. You can get tickets here before they’re sold out.
This event starts off a week or so of premium Libra birthday activity. On October 13th and 14th, I’ll be traveling to Tennessee for the Memphis Reads program, where I’ll speak at Christian Brothers University and Rhodes College. Memphis Reads, a community common reading program, chose Thick as their book selection for 2021. I am grateful for the honor. You know how I feel about book people. You can follow along on socials for details and swing by if you can. This is my first post-pandemic travel gig, and it should be interesting.
Then, I’m headed to Nashville to explore the current moment in country music. Stay tuned for more about my trip, including a special project (and whether or not I ever track down those boots).